The life of marsupials, macropod, kangaroo, joey
Kangaroos are Marsupials – the male is called a boomer, a female a doe or flyer and a baby kangaroo is called a joey.
When a joey is born it is only about 2cm long and weighs less than a gram! Immediately after birth it crawls up the mother’s body and enters the pouch. After several weeks, the joey becomes more active and starts to spend time outside the pouch, which it leaves completely between 7 and 10 months of age.